SDM Bank Capital Increase



Project number:


Business sector:

Financial institutions

Notice type:


Environmental category:


Approval date:

10 Dec 2013



PSD disclosed:

20 Dec 2013

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

As part of the larger shareholders’ capital increase, the EBRD Board of Directors approved an equity investment into newly issued ordinary voting shares of SDM bank, resulting in the increase of the EBRD stake in SDM from the current 15.0% to 19.8% of SDM’s capital and voting rights, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Russian Federation.

The investment will support a mid-size private bank with strong focus on SME financing that will have a positive demonstration effect.

Transition Impact

Equity Increase will provide SDM with new capital.

Capital increase of SDM Bank, supported by existing shareholders, including the EBRD, would help to strengthen SDM’s capital base, enhance SDM’s strategy and support SDM’s further business development.

The EBRD’s representation on SDM’s Board will continue contribute to corporate governance strengthening and institutional development.

The Client

SDM Bank (“SDM”) is a medium sized, privately owned bank based in Moscow. At end-3Q 2013, SDM was the 115th bank among the Russian banks by assets (USD 1,133 million). SDM strategy targets SMEs via its 49 offices in Moscow and eight regions of Russia. SDM is controlled by a local individual (67%), 15% is controlled by the EBRD and 8.5% stake belongs to Firebird Avrora Fund Limited (American investment fund)

EBRD Finance

Increase of the EBRD stake in SDM from the current 15% to 19.8% of SDM’s capital and voting rights.

Environmental Impact

Categorised FI in accordance with EBRD's 2008 Environmental and Social Policy. SDM bank is required to comply with the Bank's Performance Requirements 2 (Labour and Working Conditions) and 9 (Financial Intermediaries) which include implementation of the Bank's Environmental and Social Procedures for Corporate Lending across the full range of its business activities and adherence to EBRD's Environmental and Social Exclusion and Referral Lists. Prior the original equity investment SDM has received EBRD's environmental and social risk management training for FIs, and a separate E&S Risk Management Plan has been prepared for SDM to ensure its compliance with PRs 2 and 9. SDM will be required to implement this Plan and to submit annual environmental and social reports to the Bank.

Technical Cooperation


Company Contact

Anna Kolokoltseva
International Business Director
Tel; +7 (495) 490-45-71


Business opportunities

For business opportunities or procurement, contact the client company.

For state-sector projects, visit EBRD Procurement: Tel: +44 20 7338 6794

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168

Public Information Policy (PIP)

The PIP sets out how the EBRD discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations. Please visit the Public Information Policy page below to find out how to request a Public Sector Board Report.
Text of the PIP

Share this page: